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Keeping employees green

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Officials at Timberland Co. are helping to meet the outdoor-apparel maker’s commitment to environmental awareness—and helping employees reduce commuting costs—by offering their workers a $3,000 incentive to buy fuel-efficient hybrid cars.

All regular employees with two or more years’ continuous employment with the Stratham, N.H., company are eligible for the program, says Timberland spokesperson Kate King.

How it works: Employees must attest that they will own the vehicle for a minimum of one year from the purchase date. Also, they promise to use the vehicle as their primary means of commuting to and from Timberland.

After they buy the vehicle, employees must provide proof of purchase, including a copy of the sale agreement and vehicle registration. At the one-year anniversary of the purchase, employees must verify that they still own the vehicle and still use it to commute.

Timberland also allows employees to receive subsequent payments for future vehicle purchases, but not until they’ve completed an additional five years of service with the company.

Contact: Kate King, Timberland corporate communications, kking@timberland.com.


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